But along with Adele's triumph, Grammys 2012 was also a place to honor, and to mourn, another pop icon: musical legend Whitney Houston, who died on Saturday of still unknown causes.
"We’ve had a death in our family,” host LL Cool J said. He offered “a prayer for a woman we loved, for a fallen sister.”
Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum
Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
Folk Album: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
Bluegrass Album: “Paper Airplane,” Alison Krauss & Union Station
Americana Album: “Ramble at the Ryman,” Levon Helm